The Alfred Fagon Award 2017 (£6000 prize)

The 2017 Alfred Fagon Award is open for submissions. The Award is open to any playwright of Caribbean or African descent, resident in the UK.

They are looking for plays to be an original new stage-play written in English. Plays must be full length and presented as double-spaced, single-sided, in Times New roman, font 12pt and be a minimum of 40 pages.

Television, radio plays and film scripts will not be considered.

The play does not need to have been produced.  However, if it has, only plays produced since August 2016 will be considered.

Each submitted play must be accompanied by a CV, confirming the writer’s Caribbean and/or African heritage and residency in the UK along with a brief synopsis of the play. (CV must also include your email address and a contact telephone number). Each entrant can submit only one play. A play may also be nominated by a third party with the writer’s consent (e.g. via an agent). New as well as established writers are encouraged to enter.

The winner of the award will receive a cash prize of £6000.

How to apply: Two hard copies of your script should be sent to: Pauline Walker, The Alfred Fagon Award, c/o Talawa Theatre Company, 53-55 East Road, London, N1 6AH. An electronic copy of the play should also be sent by email to

Deadline: 28 July 2017 at 5pm 

Source: AlfredFagon

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